The United States ' Land Of Freedom Essay

1612 Words Nov 30th, 2016 7 Pages
Let’s go back in history, to when the United States was not “land of freedom”. Let’s go back to when this country was segregated when African Americans were treated like anything, but human beings. In school, my teachers taught me multiple things. For example, that slavery started in 1619 and ended 1865, after the 13th amendment was ratified. The thirteenth amendment abolished slavery or any involuntary servitude. After the thirteenth amendment was ratified, and African Americans were “free”, white Americans thought that African Americans had everything they needed, because they were not slaves anymore. But African Americans were not really free because after slavery ended, segregation started, and white supremacy became stronger. African American were the minority in everything, they needed to use a different bathroom, water fountains, enter the bus from the back door, give up their seats to white Americans, go to different parks, restaurants, and bars. African-Americans were not even allowed to go to the same school as whites to get the education they deserved. The question is how and with the help of who did the United States became unsegregated?. This is where Martin Luther King, Jr. comes in. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement. Martin Luther King, Jr. became famous on the time when the Montgomery bus boycott was happening, not only because he was a great speaker and his…

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